Ashburton Court

Data Cabling System at New HQ & Data Centre

Contract Value


  • Nexans Lanmark-6 10G
  • Nexans LANsense system
  • Excel Cat6
Project Description

In 2009 Hampshire County Council (HCC) completed a major office refurbishment of its HQ building at Ashburton Court.

The conversion of this 1960’s council office building to a naturally ventilated, low energy facility included a heat recovery from the internal Data Centre as a source of heat to service the office areas.

Able were contracted by BAM to install a data cabling system providing 4,000 Cat6 outlets to the new offices and meeting rooms.

Able also won the contract to build the new Data Centre facility, completed over eight weeks in Spring 2009. With 70 Prism server cabinets, 5,000 copper links and 2,000 fibre links, this new data centre has become HCC’s primary Data Centre.

The facility incorporates leading edge Data Centre technologies to maximise space and power usage and to enable remote operation. Functionality installed by Able included a Nexans 10G Ca6a copper cabling system, a Nexans Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) system, Nexans remotely control Intelligent PDU’s and a Data Centre wide Austin Hughes KVM system.

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